Asus Zenfone Live L1 Android Go phone debuts


When it comes to budget category smartphones, there are many options to go for. Key highlights of the Android handset - which runs Android 8.1 Oreo (Go edition) aka Android Go in one of its variants - include Face Unlock, an 18:9 FullView display, and a triple-slot SIM/ microSD card tray.

During a recent press briefing in Indonesia, ASUS has unveiled a brand-new smartphone called ZenFone Live L1. Asus hasn't provided any details about the number of units it sold through the first pre-orders round; however, it does say in a press statement that the smartphone has received a "tremendous response" from Indian customers. Everything here is created to take up less space and use less bandwidth, as well as run on modest hardware.

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The Zenfone Live L1, for starters, has an 18:9 5.5-inch with a resolution of 720p. It is said to be powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 SoC clocked at 1.4GHz, coupled with 1GB/ 2GB of RAM and an Adreno 308 GPU. As you can see, the hardware is modest but it will run Android GO efficiently. Both the RAM variants have the internal storage as 16GB. It costs Rs. 10,999 ($165) for the 3GB RAM/32GB storage variant, and Rs. 12,999 ($195) for the 4GB RAM/64GB storage variant, under-cutting the Redmi Note 5 Pro in pricing. With a triple SIM-card tray (2 SIM slots and a microSD card), the smartphone offers 4G, VoLTE, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and Global Positioning System as connectivity options. The Zenfone Pro M1 offers incredible specifications starting at a price point of Rs 10,999. On the front, there is an 8-megapixel sensor with an f/2.0 aperture, 85.5-degree wide-angle view, five-piece lens. The front camera also enables face unlocking capabilities as an alternate mode of authentication. The four color options of the device are Midnight Black, Rose Pink, White, and Blue. The Zenfone Max Pro M1 is backed by a 5000mAh battery that is claimed to deliver up to 199 hours of music playback, up to 34.1 days of 4G stand-by and up to 25.3 hours 1080p video playback. Sensors on board include an ambient light sensor, accelerometer, proximity sensor, and a rear-facing fingerprint sensor.